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A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4615 / 50°27'41"N

Longitude: -3.5123 / 3°30'44"W

OS Eastings: 292755

OS Northings: 63499

OS Grid: SX927634

Mapcode National: GBR QX.396H

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.X29

Plus Code: 9C2RFF6Q+H3

Entry Name: Ashcroft

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390631

Location: Wellswood, Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Wellswood

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St Matthias

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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885-1/18/108 (North side)
10/01/75 Ashcroft


Villa. c1850s. Local grey limestone rubble with stuccoed
quoins and architraves; slate roofs; stacks with rendered
shafts with projecting cornices. Italianate style.
PLAN: Double depth rectangular plan to main block with an
entrance tower on the south side and a north-east service
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3-stage tower. Asymmetrical 1:1:1-window
front, gabled to left of the tower. Tower with plain, narrow,
round-headed doorway with front door of horizontal fielded
panels and a plain overlight. Paired round-headed windows to
second stage, triple to third, with plain proud architraves
and sill blocks. Windows glazed with sashes with margin panes.
Low hipped roof to tower with deep eaves and curved eaves
brackets. First-floor windows left and right have moulded
upper corners and sill blocks and are glazed with 12-pane
sashes. Ground-floor window right is a 12-pane sash.
Ground-floor window left a French window with margin panes
opening into a barrel-roofed conservatory. 3-window left
return in a similar style with a probably later ground-floor
canted window to the right glazed with large plate glass
2-pane sashes.
INTERIOR: Original stair with turned balusters; plaster
cornices; joinery.
HISTORY: Shown as Torcello on 1866 OS map.
A particularly attractive example of the Italianate type of
Torquay villa.
(1st edition 1866 OS: CXV1.10).

Listing NGR: SX9275563499

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